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  • Vacation At Home

    by Rachel Swenson Balducci

    It’s that time of year again—those blessed weeks when we’re thinking about escaping, unplugging, unwinding, getting a change of scenery. Vacation! Free at last!   Unfortunately, getting out of town isn’t always an option. … read more

  • Catholic Montreal

    by Julie Rattey

    In the September issue of Catholic Digest, we featured a story on Brother André — the first Canadian-born man to be declared a saint — and St. Joseph’s Oratory, which Brother André founded in 1904. This photo essay includes … read more

  • Behind the scenes at the Passion Play of Oberammergau

    by Julie Rattey

    It’s October 26, 2009, and German director Christian Stückl is understandably harried. In just over one month, on November 28, the first rehearsal of the Oberammergau Passion Play, a decennial event that brings in approximately a half million… read more

  • Holy Week in Seville

    by Daniel Dykes

    Click here to watch videos from Daniel Dykes' trip to Seville   El Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday)Today is the day I finally saw Seville’s Holy Week in action. I had spent 22 hours just traveling here, having gotten up at 4:45 a.m. yesterday on… read more

  • The Catholic soul of Cajun Country

    by Traci Neal

    The skiff’s motor purrs as we glide through the flooded forest of bald cypress and water tupelo trees, scanning the waterline for the eyes of an alligator. Bryan Champagne, our tour guide, makes a soft barking sound near a nesting site, mimicking … read more

  • Catholic Digest goes to India

    by Julie Rattey

    In early January 2010, Catholic Digest managing editor Julie Rattey accompanied representatives from the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) to Kerala, India. The following are blog entries written by Julie during her stay.   Click … read more

  • Discovering St. Paul's Greece - Part 3: St. Paul versus the goddess

    by Julie Rattey

    In Part 1, St. Paul made his first European convert to Christianity in the Grecian city of Philippi, establishing communities there as well as in Thessaloniki and Veria. In part 2, he traveled to Athens and Corinth before eventually making his way to… read more

  • A Visit to the Virgin Mary's House

    by Julie Rattey

    The invalid German nun had never traveled outside of her home country. The daughter of 18th-century peasants, she was no scholar. Yet, awaking in a trance, she was speaking in a language no one knew.A linguist was called on the scene. The nun, he revealed, was … read more

  • My miracle at Chimayo

    by Michelle Heather Pollock

    In Chimayo, New Mexico, an old church, El Santuario de Chimayo, sits at the end of a dusty road. Made of the same muddy adobe color of the region and with a small path leading to its door, the building seems intent on hiding from its fame.This church… read more

  • Mass with the pope in Jordan

    by Julie Rattey

    The pope hasn’t even arrived yet, and the people in the stadium are already cheering. Brightly colored flags are waving, held by children in First Communion attire, priests and Sisters, travelers from countries around the world. Voices of all ages are crying out… read more